New Alternative to CPR - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/29/07

New Alternative to CPR

CPR always works in the movies, but not always in real life. Now, researchers at Purdue University have developed something they say improves the success rate.

It's called "Only Rhythmic Abdominal Compression". Purdue researchers have created a wooden "pressure applicator" that's contoured and can be used to compress the abdomen without putting pressure on the ribs.

They say this new method increases blood flow through the heart by 25 percent over current CPR, and eliminates the risk of infection from mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

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